Sunday, June 9, 2013

Dog Of Many Names

Today's blog entry is dedicated to my younger brother, Suarez. During the four years which I've known him, he must have had at least half a dozen nicknames or alternative handles given to him by various people. For a dog of his size, that's a lot of names. The names are all legit, Suarez acknowledges and responds to them.

Torres (Tower of Strength)
Originally named after the much celebrated Spanish striker when he joined Liverpool Football Club (LFC). Also means tower of strength in Spanish.

Suarez (Suave)
The hoomans had to change names considering the sour manner in which Torres left LFC. Not before Suarez himself agreeing to it of course. Also means suave in Spanish.

"Bu-Oh" (Black)
Hainanese dialect for Black. Nickname given by original then hoomans before he was adopted by now hoomans. Motivation behind name is visually self explanatory.

"Orh Kim"
"Orh Kim" (Black gold)
Hokkien dialect for Black gold. Name given by a hooman grandma because he is good as gold and as black as can be. Other motivations behind the name include bringing good luck to the household, especially on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in Singapore. Now Saturday evenings in New Zealand.

"Hei Hei"
"Hei Hei" (Black Black)
Beginning to spot a pattern here? Nickname given by a hooman neighbor. Means black in Mandarin. Reminds me of my past encounter with two swans.

Accidental name given as a result of a hooman uncle's inability to pronounce Suarez in Spanish correctly. Meaning unknown but quite possibly contains strong Indian influence.

"Sua neh"

"Sua neh"
Another result of poor pronunciation. This time, by a hooman's mum. Meaning unknown and could sound quite unpleasant when announced in public.

And there you go, the many faces and names behind my little bro.



♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh Reina, it is so nice to see you back.Jacks will be tickled when he hears you are back. On our next post, we'll let all our friends know your back.

So many things have happened since you stopped blogging. We adopted a little blind boy on Valentine's day 2011 and he made Mommy so happy. He died this Memorial day after being attacked by over 60 bees. It has been very sad aroubd here but we started fostering a girl named Prissy last week and Mommy says we might adopt here is she and I can get along.

Do you still like to swim? Jacks always liked to see playunbg in the water.

We'll be back.

{{{huggies}}}.........Mona & Prissy

Lovable Lily said...

Hi everyone,
Thanks for stopping by to see us yesterday. It sure is nice to meet such beautiful Doxie furends.

We're going to go and read all about you now to see what you've been up to. We see that you've stopped blogging for quite some time. These things happen. The important thing is, you're back now.

Have a great day!

Lily Belle & Muffin

Ruby said...

Hey there Miss Reina!
I'm so glads you stop by my bloggie! Ya know, Ma just loves the Doxies!! She never use to be a 'small dog' person, then our next door neighbour doggie changed her mind!
You guys are just soooo cute! I loves all your nicknames, and your great sweaters!
Have a FABulous Sunday!

Miss Reina said...

Thank you my fellow doggie mates for dropping by. :D